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Dean Duncan, Ph.D., M.U.A. - UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, US

Dean Duncan, Ph.D., M.U.A. Dean Duncan, Ph.D., M.U.A.

Research Professor, UNC School of Social Work | UNC-Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, UNITED STATES

Research Professor in the UNC-CH School of Social Work

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Biography

Dr. Duncan is a Research Professor in the UNC-CH School of Social Work, is a policy analyst with extensive experience conducting large-scale policy and program evaluations with administrative databases. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC-CH SSW, he was an administrator at Gettysburg College. He has facilitated local and state evaluations of supportive housing, Work First, TANF, Food Stamps, and child welfare outcomes for more than 30 years.

Industry Expertise (7)

Education/Learning Government Administration Social Services Public Policy Program Development Training and Development Research

Areas of Expertise (6)

Program Evaluation Management of Human Services Agencies Research Methods Community Collaboration The Achievement Gap Human Trafficking

Education (2)

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte: M.U.A, Social Work

Emory University: Ph.D., Social Work

Affiliations (2)

  • Work First
  • TANF

Media Appearances (2)

In the media: Chapman, Duncan, Richman, Smith

Contact Magazine  online

2015-06-18

Research Professor Dean Duncan is featured in a June 11 Time Warner Cable News story, “Children’s Bureau Statewide Grant Helps Communities Fight Human Trafficking.”

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School awarded $1.24 million grant to address child trafficking in North Carolina

Contact Magazine  online

2014-10-09

Researchers at the UNC School of Social Work have received a $1.24 million grant to address child trafficking in North Carolina.

The U.S. Children’s Bureau, Office of the Administration for Children & Families awarded the five-year grant to Research Prof. Dean Duncan to launch Project NO REST, a collaborative effort focused on increasing awareness of sexual and labor trafficking among children and youth involved in the state’s child welfare system, especially those in foster care.

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Research Grants (1)

Project NO REST

The U.S. Children’s Bureau, Office of the Administration for Children & Families 

Researchers at the UNC School of Social Work have received a $1.24 million grant to address child trafficking in North Carolina.

The U.S. Children’s Bureau, Office of the Administration for Children & Families awarded the five-year grant to Research Prof. Dean Duncan to launch Project NO REST, a collaborative effort focused on increasing awareness of sexual and labor trafficking among children and youth involved in the state’s child welfare system, especially those in foster care.

The project, which stands for “North Carolina Organizing and Responding to the Exploitation and Sexual Trafficking of Children,” aims to reduce the number of youth who are trafficked in the state—which ranks 8th in the nation in potential cases—and to improve the outcomes for those who are.

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Articles (5)

Former foster youth: Employment outcomes up to age 30 Children and Youth Services Review

2014

ABSTRACT: A youth's departure from home marks the beginning of adulthood. Studies of former foster youth who aged out of care showed that these youth generally had poor employment outcomes in the period between ages 18 and 21. Using linked child welfare, wage and ...

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Felonious arrests of former foster care and TANF-involved youth Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research

2010

ABSTRACT: Income assistance programs (eg, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families; TANF) and child welfare service (CWS) programs have implicit intentions to prepare children for an adulthood that is free from serious criminal activity. This cross-sectional study compares ...

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Supporting self-evaluation in local government via Knowledge Discovery and Data mining Government Information Quarterley

2009

ABSTRACT: The business sector has already recognized the importance of information flow for good management, with many businesses adopting new technology in data mining and data warehousing for intelligent operation based on free flow of information. Free flow of ...

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Informing Child Welfare Policy and Practice: Using Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Technology via a Dynamic Web Site Child Maltreatment

2008

ABSTRACT: Proper management and implementation of an effective child welfare agency requires the constant use of information about the experiences and outcomes of children involved in the system, emphasizing the need for comprehensive, timely, and accurate data...

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Informing child welfare policy and practice: Using knowledge discovery and data mining technology via a dynamic web site Child Maltreatment

2008

ABSTRACT: Proper management and implementation of an effective child welfare agency requires the constant use of information about the experiences and outcomes of children involved in the system, emphasizing the need for comprehensive, timely, and accurate ...

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